The 7,388 posts of Samuel Best Shaw

The 7,388 posts of Samuel Best Shaw

The above is a picture of Samuel Best Shaw, one of PB’s most long-last contributors who died yesterday.

This is the profile that he wrote on himself for his blog.

“I am married with two children. I recently qualified as a secondary school teacher, but I am unable to teach at the moment as I am fighting a brain tumour. I am passionate about Red Kites – hence the picture. I also claim to be a Liberal Democrat, though at times I struggle. When I need inspiration, I usually find the Stranglers provide the ultimate musical experience.”

He first began posting here on January 4th 2005 – his first submission was an entry in that year’s prediction competition.

His last was at the end of May on a Populus poll.

SBS was a keen supporter of the site and, I think, attended all the early gatherings. He was always a civilising voice amongst many more partisan contributions.

I feel very saddened and our thoughts are with his wife and two children.

Sam you will be missed.

Mike Smithson

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